Alberta Emission Offset System: Quantification protocol for conservation cropping

Sadie S

Moving from conventional farming to conservation cropping can increase carbon sequestered in the soil. This protocol specifically quantifies greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from new carbon stored annually in agricultural soil, lower nitrous oxide emissions from soils under no-till management, and associated emission reductions from reduced fossil fuel use from fewer passes per farm field. This protocol is written for project developers and farm operators who wish to implement conservation cropping offset projects in Dry Prairie and Parkland ecozones.

Alberta Environment and Water – Climate Change Secretariat